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The Peculiar People

(Het Koninkrijk van de Vrede #3)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  3 reviews
The author of I Do, I Do and The Captain completes his three-volume epic of Quaker life--which began with the bestselling Peaceable Kingdom--with a dramatic tale set on the eve of the Civil War. As the Society of Friends (or "Peculiar People") struggles to maintain their nonviolent ways, the bitter debates over slavery and Indian abuses that are tearing apart the nation ...more
Hardcover, 321 pages
Published November 10th 1992 by Pantheon (first published 1974)
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Jan 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
The next generation of Quakers weren't quite a united as the originals, but that happens in time when prosperity enters and persecution ends. Persecution does have its role in solidifying a faith. The year is 1883 in Pendle Hill, Indiana. The Quaker church is facing a schism between those who preach personal salvation and the ones who still focus on practicing good acts. 'God can only work through thee." A visiting self-styled preacher from England comes promoting the personal salvation angle ...more
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Jun 16, 2010 rated it liked it
Not as good as de Hartog's other Quaker novels, but an adventure that will hold your interest any how
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Jul 19, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Quaker kids/adults/any adult
Recommended to Linda by: Aunt Kay
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I thoroughly enjoyed this historical novel about Quakers. My Quaker pals out there should read this!
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Jan de Hartog (1914 – 2002) was a Dutch playwright, novelist and occasional social critic who moved to the United States in the early 1960s and became a Quaker. From then on he wrote in English.
At the beginning of his career he wrote five detective novels about the adventures of Commissioner Wiebe Poesiat and inspector Gregor Boyarski at the metropolitan harbor police under the pseudonym F.R.
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Het Koninkrijk van de Vrede (5 books)
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